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. >> the cruel irony here is that the united states is well-regarded in libya. and there's a moderate government in place. and this is clearly the actions of an isolated and very small but very vicious terrorist group. and so we've got to protect ourselves from those groups. and we've got to go after them. >> reporter: and, wolf, as i said, we're expecting momentarily a briefing background here at the state department. there are a lot of details. everyone that we talk to says that it was a very, very complex almost chaotic situation. fighting on the outside. fire on the inside. and so we expect to have more details as we go along. >> and so far we've only been told the names of chris stephens and sean smith. the other two they have not released their names yet, is that right? >> yes. they were security officials. >> not u.s. marines though? >> reporter: no. we understand were not marines. they were security personnel. >> let us know what happens at this background briefing you're about to get. and you'll update our viewers. standby for that. jill dougherty. let's go to nic robertson now in londo
there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is keeping tabs on the u.s. military's response to what's going on as well. let's go to jill first. she's watching what's going on. jill, what's the latest over at the state department beyond the heartbreak of a top u.s. diplomat, three others killed? >> right, wolf. just in a few minutes we're expecting an update, a briefing on background by senior officials here at the state department. but for now this is what we know based on the conversations and what we are hearing from u.s. officials. tuesday night at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, a complex and highly dangerous situation. outside an anti-american protest. then a group of heavily armed militants, approximately two dozen of them, launched an attack firing ro
with a black islamist flag. according to the a.p., both are triggered by a movie produced in the united states that protesters say is anti-muslim. the a.p. reports it was made by an anti-muslim extremist. we are tracking the breaking news and will bring you developments throughout the hour. also, you are looking live at ground zero, september 11, the day none of us will forget. we will remember that day with you. and why won't president obama meet with netanyahu? but first, an urgent warning. it is about our nation's debt. as if the threat of going over the fiscal cliff isn't bad enough, it now gets worse. if congress doesn't reach a budget deal, moody's will cut its triple-a realitying by one notch, so can congress strike a deal? and avoid this downgrade? senator john thune is on the budget finance committee. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, greta. >> greta: so. moody's says they doll this. >> this is the latest warning we have gotten. obviously, this is not the first time that we have been warned. this is the most predictable crisis we have ever had. we know exactly how serious the situa
. >> since our founding the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence, none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. jon: so where does the story go from here. greg palkot is following for it live from london. greg? >> reporter: we're getting more and more information about the tragic events in libya as the day goes on. first who was involved along with ambassador to libya, chris stevens. the information officer there in libya for the united states, sean smith. as well as two other americans. possibly security. not to be confirmed yet. still be identified. they were killed in or around the consulate in benghazi that happened overnight. stevens was a career diplomat. played a key role in the tumultuous period in libya. the type of diplomat we come time and time again. president clinton --. this was result of attack by islamists protesting this film made in the u.s., critical of the muslim prophet muhamm
not cleared by washington" and does not reflect the views of the united states government. 10:25 p.m. the romney campaign lifts the embargo. sometime after midnight, the original cairo embassy statement and subsequent tweets are removed from the website and the twitter account. 12:09 a.m., obama campaign spokesman e-mails reporters saying the campaign is shocked that governor romney would choose to launch political attack at this time. 5:30 a.m. wednesday the 12. confirmation that the u.s. ambassador to libya, christophersteins and three other staff -- christopher stevens and three other staff members were killed in the benghazi attack. 9:27 a.m. secretary clinton speaks at the state department. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group. >> 10:16 a.m., governor romney addresses the attacks and his chricriticism. >> in the face of the violence, america cannot shrink from the responseability to lead. >> 10:42, president obama talks about the benghazi attack from the rose garden. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> 12:30
mohammed as blas fa mouse. we don't know if this person is base ed based in the united states and that's to whom the video is attributed as why the attacks were made on american properties abroad. we don't know if there were more complex reasons. this is not the first time that perceived criticism of islam has been reacted to violently in the muslim world. a florida pastor promoted what he was calling "burn a koran day." that spurred days of protests in afghanistan killing nine people there. in 2005 it was cartoons depict depicting the prophet mohammed. and u.s. service members accidentally burned copies of the koran in order to dispose of them. it sparked riots throughout afghanistan killing 30 people overall. but again, breaking news at this hour. a day of violent protests in libya and egypt. the american consulate and the american embassy in egypt. and reports still unconfirmed at this time that one american may have been killed at that consulate attack. this is an evolving story. we're still trying to get confirmation, but we'll update you as we learn more. that's tonight's breakin
and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators are looking into whether it was an inside job. one that included locals and a raid on a supposedly secret safehouse. the chairman of the u.s. house intelligence committee says it was a coordinated military style, commando type operation. tonight spokesmen at the white house, the pentagon, state department, all say they can not confirm the libyan report of arrests. and u.s. officials are urging everyone involved to take the arrest news with a grain of salt. a senior libyan official says four men are in custody and we're conducting ways of interrogating them because they are suspected of helping instigate the events at the u.s. consulate. u.s. intelligence officials have said there is zeroing in on a certain militant group that fits the al-qaeda signature. the f.b.i. sent teams of personnel to libya and the boss at the justice depar
the president strongly defend one of the united states' deadliest and most effective weapons against would-be terrorists. and in a cnn exclusive, the brother of al qaeda's top leader now says there is a way to reconciliation and peace. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room"." >>> all that coming up. we begin with a very public and new escalation of some tension between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. israeli sources tell me the white house at least for now has rejected prime minister netanyahu's request to meet with him later this month to discuss iran's nuclear program. the israelis were told a meeting isn't possible because of the president's schedule, schedule won't permit it even when they offer to have the prime minister come to washington from new york where he'll be addressing the united nations. the white house is pushing back saying the president and prime minister simply won't be in new york at the same time this month to address the u.n. but this is just the tip of the icebe iceberg. in a much bigger disagreement right now over iran's suspected q
of the united states that still views the united states as a problem, you know, 300-plus million people that view america and the west as an enemy. and so this is the ideology that we continue to combat, and i think that there has been a reticence in recent years to even call it that, to include the word islam when talking about this ideology, but i think it's incredibly important, and not because islam is the problem but modern islam is the solution. when you take a look online and take a look at the messaging out there you see a good deal of intolerance. a lot of the messages has been dialed back. they are not overtly calling for violence as they did pre 9/11. you are still seeing a hatred and utter distain for western values that come through there and i think that continues to power this ideology, and perhaps, again, not driving us to violence, but certainly seeing, you know, probably stopping just short of that, and so the question that i have is, at what point do they just turn that up just a little bit and the violence could begin again? jenna: a lot of work to be done. thank you
if this is going to silence his partisan critic in the united states senate who would like to keep control of the united states senate? i don't think so. >> will it even silence republicans? because some have said that no matter what romney releases, that this is not going to end. >> you know, i think that this whole tax release thing is basically a media invention, a partisan invention. he had released two years. now he's released three years. i don't think the public is interested. gallup yesterday released a poll that was really stunning, that the u.s. trust of the media is at an all-time low. 60% of americans have little to no trust in the media, particularly now that we're going into the election season, because the media -- we're chasing these silly stories like the tax returns or the hidden videos and we're not getting to the meat and the substance of the different candidates, of mitt romney and president obama, their policies, whether they're successful or not, and what that means for the future of this country. we're focusing on the wrong things. >> all right, well, let's get back
the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> cnn foreign affairs reporter elise labott is with us. what can we expect from ahmadinejad today? will he tone it down or go out as fiery as he always does? >> i think he's going to double down, up the ante, and hear more of the same. previous years he's talked about american officials being responsible for 9/11, talking about that the holocaust never exists. i think he's very sidelined at home. not very strong right now. i think he'd like to use the world stage as a bullying pulpit, if you will, and then when he talks about this new world order, it has a lot of resonance in some of the countries that do feel like the united states and the western countries, the permanent members of the security council, call all the shots. so while he says a lot of things that are, rheric that's very fiery, at the same time, he does have an audience, he's not just speaking for himself. >> people have been asking to tone it down, ban ki-moon -- >> ban ki-moon, u.n. secretary-general said, listen, your last time, w
redline or trigger points from the united states. saying such a public declaration would be the only thing to keep israel from having to act alone and launch a pre-emptive strike against iran. iranians continueed negotiations while using time to continue to enrich uranium. they are continuing a clean-up effort southwest of tehran where experts say they tested high explosive for a nuclear trigger. today, u.n. nuclear inspector demanded access to the site again. the white house press secretary said intelligence would show if they switched from uranium to work on manufacturing a nuclear bomb. the president believes there is time and space to pursue the nonmilitary route. >> if it produces change in behavior that is the best way to ensure they don't require nuclear weapon. >> they remain coy about their plan for military strike. but experts say the jewish state limited long range bombing capability means it would have to attack iran sooner than the united states would, to slow down iran nuclear program. this weekend one of the newspapers had section on pilot to lead the attack. headline transl
. the united states handing over control of the prison to the government afghan authorities may let the detainees go. florida police officer was killed while working as part of the president obama's motorcade. officer lawerence was waiting to shut it down. president obama offered condollences to the family. he was a 20 year veteran of the jupiter police department. mayor booker may be in the dog house for saying this . >> it is nauseating to the american people. booker is still getting the cold shoulder from the top democrats. according to the report. maryland governor twice refusing to help clear the field of possible. i don't know what governor maulery would be talking about when he couldn't explain whether people were better off. >> debbie wasserman shultwhere, and he is getting closer to into the good grace. >> are republicans insulting women? we'll examine it? >> and what is joe biden doing buddying up with a female biker sitting on his lap. what the president did may have one upped him. busy day for biden. [ mrs. hutchison ] friday night has always been all fun and games here
and also the united states congress weighed in asking for them to honor and allowing for freedom have religion. in the past couple of hours he was convicted of a much lower crime, that is evangelical actions toward fellow muslims. he was released for time served. we have to put that in larger context in terms of nuclear program and delicate game between diplomatic chess, israel and also iran. we're in the middle of september right now. just a couple weeks away from the u.n. general assembly. typically in september iran makes a gesture to show leniency. last year the u.s. hikers were released. this year they are releasing him although it seems a very, very small gesture for the amount of pressure the iranian president is going to be under when he goes to new york in a couple of weeks. >> heather: thank you very much leland. >> gregg: presidential race is kicking into high gear with the final campaign battles set to begin. president obama is in florida looking to pick up the state's treasure trove of 29 electoral votes. any moment he is xooptd to take the stage. ed henry is traveling wi
to win and distance themselves from this guy who is, as i say, plainly not fit to be in the united states senate, given some of his views. but it is possible, as jim vandehei said, it's possible he could win this race. and it's clear that a lot of republicans and the republican establishment now looking at the math are thinking about coming back in. i think the republican senatorial committee is very likely to put money into this race. i think the polls will tighten. as horrific as it will be to many people not just on the left but in the middle of the electorate, i think there's a reasonable chance he could win this race. >> not only do i agree with that, take a look, joe, at what roy blunt did. he is moving up in leadership, and he came out and supported akin yesterday. so that is -- >> the senator from michigan. >> yeah, that's the leading indicator. that tells you that the republican committee is going to go full in, and they see this as their way to regain control, and it's all about regaining control. and i can tell you that some of the very people now supporting him are republicans
, the united states gives egypt more than $1.5 million in annual economic and military aid. pennsylvania's highest court told a lower court judge to reconsider his decision to uphold that state's controversial voter i.d. law. the proposed law requires every voter in the battle ground state to show photo identification before casting a ballot. opponents claim the law discriminates against lower income americans, but government officials say it would crack down against cases of election fraud. today pennsylvania supreme court ruled the lower court judge has two weeks to defend his ruling that allows the law to stand. keep in mind, other states are facing similar legal fights with election day 49 days away. >>> a judge says arizona can immediately start enforcing the most controversial parts of its immigration law. the section that requires cops to check somebody's immigration status if the cop suspects the person for another reason and suspects he or she is in the country illegally. u.s. supreme court upheld that part of the law. but opponents challenged it on other grounds. they say they'
that the united states is deploying over europe would definitely be directed against russia. romney campaign staffers said they have no comment on putin's statement. in any case, after putin offered his views on the political dynamic, he dressed up as a crane, hopped into a motorized hang glider. it was for a project to teach migration to endangered siberian white cranes. >>> we're two hours away from vice president joe biden taken to the stage in char l. as we've seen in the past, he request be, well, unpredictable. we'll get a preview of what he plans to say and a look back at some of his memorable comments, plus just hours after president obama's speech, the feds are set to release the august jobs numbers. tonight what the experts are predicts and what it all might mean for the president. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news live from charlotte, north carolina where the foo fighters have just taken the big stage. ♪ ♪ there goes my hero ♪ he's just an ordinary ♪ copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan,
it for granted that we live in the united states and we're safe here >> we were caught off guard, we thought we were invincible, and it really brought us back down to earth >> this memorial will not be in the parking lot much longer period is scheduled to be installed in downtown napa this coming spring. >> for more on the ceremonies marking the anniversary and to see a photo gallery of 911, 11 years later, go to and click on the story. thousands joined the fight to save charlie. he was set to be put down after attacking a police force. >> another day of sunshine with temperatures well into the 80s. we will keep the sunshine but there is a forecast change coming. find out what it is in about 10 minutes >> flames shooting out of a south bay,,,,,,,, >> two people trapped in a burning san jose apartment building apparently escaped by jumping from an upstairs window. the fire broke out overnight at a complex off of lewis wrote. the man who shot the video said is paralyzed neighbor also had to be rescued >> a farm and carried him down the stairs really quick and then we ran back upstairs w
to help us stop iran. if we don't trust america to help us and the president of the united states to keep his word, we have to take action on our own. the kind of relationship netanyahu and romney have, they can get on the phone and talk to each other and talk it through. the worst of all situation would be a war against iran and israel attacks iran's nuclear weapons site and iran retaliates and the united states is drawn in, nobody wins that war. the important relationship is one that's there and been there for 40 years. >> kelly: all right. kt mcfarland, always appreciate your perception and get a picture and put it up next to yours. >> you've got it. >> jamie: kt is all navy, trust me. >> kelly: i was army. >> jamie: disappointing jobs picture, raising more fears over our fragile u.s. economy. how wall street took that news and why some are speculating that help could soon be on the way. here is a hint. the fed. [bell ringing] [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that
make him shudder. >> i shudder as a gun owner, seeing his record when he was in the united states senate, what would he do if he never has to face the voters ever again? the next president will appoint a lot of different judges and these are lifetime appointments. if you want to make sure that judges respect our 2nd amendment rights you need a president who respects those rights as well. >> dave: in the president's defense he has not touched gun legislation in any way, shape or form, but of course the fear is, from paul ryan and folks, if you give him four terms-- another term, four years, unchecked without having to face this, maybe he'll touch gun legislation. there's been no indication of that in the last three years of yet. >> alisyn: and he's saying what candidate obama said in 2008 reveals his true thinking about it. >> dave: and that was of course at a private fundraiser with a camera he didn't realize was there. >> alisyn: when will we learn. >> clayton: the 47% comment. that's where that came from. >> alisyn: in other words, phones now have cameras on them? >> shocking, i
. a magnificent building. >> it's going to be the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. >>> all right. there is still no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores, a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. mayor rahm emanuel believes the new measure will help turn around the district'
that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy don't nors that half the american people view themselves as victims, entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. hard to serve as president for all americans when you have disdainfully written off half the nation. that from campaign manager jim mess send that. how different is this if at all. that president obama sad at private event that americans were clinging to their guns or religion? >> i don't think it is all that different at all at the time the remarks got a lot of attention. people wondered if it would change the trajectory of the campaign as the kind of people that were supporting obama at the time, they're going to hear this, oh, my god they won't like him. as it turned out didn't bother them all that much. he did very well with working class voters, working class whites, people in pennsylvania and ohio he was supposedly going to offend. given the state of the economy, given how people feel about the president, those opinions are
is for where my dear friends in the united states are heading is that if you are walking into that sort of situation, then all of a sudden, the government can control who you can see, when you can see them. and that's devastating for the patient. the government coming between the doctor and the patient is awful. >> reporter: you have testified on capital hill and imrb who puts their neck and their story out there, there have been critics who said that your story is not accurate. your life wasn't in danger. i want to give you a chance to respond to that. >> it's absolutely awful. to respond to all of that has been exhausting because it tabes you off message. typical, go after the messenger, rather than listen to the message. that's what is frightening. the story is there, the records are there. the people who are speaking out against me are the people who aren't there to help me. >> shannon: your ad will be shown all over the country. as we were talking about, prior to your arrival, the issue of health care is debate audio the campaign trail with the two sides talking about what they are
defended the laws of the united states of america. if we don't follow those laws as in these other cases, we will not stand for what america must stand for. what i defended for 31 years. the laws of america. >> gregg: and you were the first head of the navy's anti-terrorism unit. let me pose this final question in that framework. to what extent do disclosures harm national security and jeopardize the operational security of any future raids like this? >> it depends, quite frankly. when i joined the u.s. military, you couldn't disclose the speed of our ships, but today everybody talks about them. it's different, however, if you were to disclose who an operative is, frankly the name that has been revealed right now by the press of who this seal is i think that is quite harmful to him and it's quite harmful to the future operate fifgs their names get disclosed. it depends on what the information is. it's why mr. pollack is in gentleman jail or steven kim is being prosecuted by the obama administration. their information was helpful to other people. >> gregg: congressman sestak, thanks very
to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, kind of walking in obama's life, was it struck me just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea that i was president. he didn't like that. >>
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